Previous WorldSki travellers have given good reports about the Vail ski school's friendly and professional tuition. They do telemarking, bumps and powder lessons at Blue Sky Basin as well as private tuition. For kids there's all-day tuition and two learning areas at Lionshead and Golden Peak. Smallworld takes kids up to six years. Pagers are optional for parents off skiing. Adventure Ridge has tubing and snowmobiling for ages 6-14yrs.